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The ultimate Friday document dump? 30,000 Lerner e-mails magically appear

What was that old saying about when you should unload bad news to the press? Absent any massive explosions or a sudden outbreak of new Ebola cases in the heartland, the day after announcing executive amnesty was probably about the best you could hope for. Rick Moran notes the rather convenient timing for the IRS to “find” tens of thousands of e-mails from Lois Lerner and hand them over. Just to clarify, we don’t actually have the e-mails themselves yet. They are stored on “disaster recovery tapes” and it may take months to sift them out, but they are coming. It was originally reported by the Washington Examiner.

The missing emails extend from 2009 to 2011, a period when Lerner headed the IRS’s exempt-organizations division. The emails were lost when Lerner’s computer crashed, IRS officials said earlier this year.

In June, IRS Administrator John Koskinen told Congress the emails were probably lost for good because the disaster recovery tape holds onto the data for only six months. He said even if the IRS had sought the emails within the six-month period, it would have been a complicated and difficult process to produce them from the tapes.

The IRS also lost the emails of several other employees who worked under Lerner during that period.

Lerner, who retired from the IRS, has refused to be questioned by Congress.

Rick doesn’t think we should get our hopes up too much at this point.

Let’s get the obvious out of the way first: They will find no smoking gun that definitively ties the White House to the targeting scandal. Those emails — if they ever existed — would have been destroyed long ago. It’s not likely that there is any kind of electronic or paper trail that leads back to the White House. These guys may not be the brightest bulbs in the room, but is there anyone in Washington stupid enough to leave bread crumbs for a prosecutor to follow?

What we are likely to find that’s new is more information on the evolution of the targeting policy and further illumination of Lois Lerner’s animus toward conservatives. Which Democratic senators were applying the most pressure to go after the Tea Party groups?

I agree that a smoking gun is probably not going to turn up in this pile, but it can’t be ruled out entirely. But that’s not necessarily the only thing to be looking for. It will take a lot of sifting and detailed study, but there could be any number of different bread crumb trails in there. Hopefully, whichever committee gets their hands on this trove will share it fully with some citizen journalists who have the time and resources to crowdsource the effort and take a fine tooth comb to them. As Rick notes, there could be tantalizing mentions of other “lost” documents in this backlog. Also, the content may not be as important as who some of the missives were sent to.

When dealing with a problem like this, the problem isn’t always as simple as getting the right answers. With this much mystery and obfuscation, you frequently may not even know what questions to be asking or, in this case, who to be asking. Those are the sorts of loose threads which careful analysis of these e-mails may provide to be pulled by a careful investigator. Start the clock on the saga of the tapes. We should be able to revisit this by some time in late winter.

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ObamaCare 2016: If you like your plan, you’ll love it when we pick a different one

Alternate headline: HHS Decides to Make Plan Choices for the Grubes. In a Friday afternoon filled with document dumps, HHS announced that its controversial auto-enrollment plan would be significantly changed in 2016. This year, enrollees who allowed their plans to auto-renew risked running up big tax bills, thanks to annual recalculation of subsidies and base rates. To solve that problem, HHS wants people to allow the Obama administration to auto-enroll them into the lowest-cost plan in their 2016 tier, regardless of what the coverage or deductibles will be:

Another proposal calls for having Obamacare customers be “defaulted” to a lower-cost insurance plan instead of their current plan.

“Under current rules, consumers who do not take action during the open enrollment window are re-enrolled in the same plan they were in the previous year, even if that plan experienced significant premium increases,” CMS said.

“We are considering alternative options for re-enrollment, under which consumers who take no action might be defaulted into a lower-cost plan rather than their current plan.”

Although CMS said it is considering allowing state-run Obamacare exchanges to implement that default option in 2016, the agency is eyeing using that option on the federal Obamacare exchange HealthCare.gov starting only in 2017.

While the defaulted option could protect customers from sticker shock once their now-pricier plan renews, the option also increases the likelihood that people will find themselves in a plan that doesn’t include their preferred doctors or hospitals.

The ObamaCare sales pitch has really progressed, has it not? We started at If you like your plan, you can keep your plan, which Politifact belatedly called the Lie of the Year once ObamaCare rolled out in 2013. After that, the White House line was If you liked your plan, it’s because you were too stupid to know what’s good for you, but you’ll like what you can pick now. Finally, we’ve arrived at You’re still too stupid to choose your own plan, so you’ll like what we tell you to like.

If this sounds familiar, it’s because it follows the basic message of Jonathan Gruber ever since Congress passed ObamaCare. This system was set up by people who have contempt for Americans exercising free choice, and it was designed to remove choice in favor of elitist diktats.

Peter Suderman points out that the actual solution to this problem is to turn off auto-renewals and instruct people to enroll each year for their coverage. That’s what most employers do as well; every employer for which I’ve worked has required their employees to enroll each year in order to make sure they are informed of pricing and coverage changes. HHS won’t do that, though, because they’re afraid of the attrition:

It’s not just auto-reenrollment. It’s auto-reassignment, at least for those who pick that option. Basically, if you like your plan, but don’t go out of your way to intentionally re-enroll, the kind and wise folks at HHS or state health exchanges might just pick a new plan—perhaps with different doctors, clinics, cost structures, and benefit options—for you. And if you want to switch back? Good luck once open enrollment is closed. There’s always next year.

A hassle? Maybe. But have faith: They know what’s best.

Presumably the idea came up because, even though by some measures premiums aren’t rising by large amounts this year, premiums for many of the lowest cost and most popular plans from last year are rising quite a bit. And since HHS decided over the summer to institute auto-renewal, and since the majority of Obamacare enrollees are expected to take no action and thus stay in their current plans, the reality is that under the current system a lot of enrollees are likely to see large premium hikes, just because they didn’t shop around for a new plan.

This sort of problem was more or less inevitable with automatic renewal, which was probably instituted as a way to shore up enrollment and prevent too much attrition in year two. The easy, straightforward way to fix it would be to turn auto renewal off. But that might result in lower enrollment. And anyway, why go the obvious route when there’s the possibility of having federal and state health bureaucrats make even more choices for you?

At the moment, this is a proposal, not yet a rule change. There may be some room in it to give users the option to turn off auto-renewal, although one might imagine just how difficult it will be to find that option in a notoriously-unfriendly system.  Don’t expect HHS to back away from this plan, though, especially after having 1.3 million enrollees disappear from their system in just 5 months this year.

It’s becoming a real clown show, bro. Or maybe a clown shoe, Mary.

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Matthew Miller really did want to stay in North Korea

Back when we first covered the release of the last American prisoners held by North Korea, questions were already making the rounds about Matthew Miller. He had allegedly gone to North Korea with the intention of defecting, had reportedly destroyed his passport and was ready to abandon the nation of his birth. Going by an interview in the Guardian this week, it looks like those reports were not exaggerated.

For most people visiting North Korea, the prospect of being arrested during their trip is a source of some concern. But for 25-year old Californian Matthew Miller, it’s exactly what he hoped for.

“My main fear was that they would not arrest me when I arrived,” Miller told NK News in a series of interviews after he and fellow American Kenneth Bae were released during a high-profile visit to the North Korean capital by James Clapper, US Director of National Intelligence, earlier this month.

Apparently the earlier reports had come only from North Korean sources, so they might have just been propaganda, but this is about all the confirmation you could ask for. The details are fairly remarkable. Apparently Mr. Miller had taken great pains to disguise his background and make it difficult to either identify him or track down where he had come from. He not only damaged his documents, but after being “apprehended” by the North Koreans (in what was apparently a rare exhibition of good sense) they tried to send him back. He fought against the idea and was finally given a show trial and sentenced to hard labor.

I somehow doubt that breaking big rocks into little ones was what Miller had in mind. But it’s equally unclear what he may have thought the North Koreans would want with him. It’s not as if he held the nation’s nuclear secrets or had something meaningful to contribute. (Well, aside from a continued supply of smaller rocks.) When even the North Koreans don’t want you, it’s just possible that you may want to reevaluate some of your life choices.

Exit question: I suppose it’s too late to have Clapper cancel the deal and send him back?

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Pope and Rick Warren Unite For A One World Religion

Sheila | November 19, 2014

November 22 Guests: Michael Boldea, grandson of Dumitru Duduman, Gregg Jackson, Augusto Perez Marcus Samuel

Mike Boldea was born in a small northern Romanian Village.   At the age of nine, his entire family…

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Global Economic Meltdown-Is the US Next?

Sheila | November 19, 2014

November 22 Guests: Michael Boldea, grandson of Dumitru Duduman, Gregg Jackson, Augusto Perez Marcus Samuel

Mike Boldea was born in a small northern Romanian Village.   At the age of nine, his entire family…

Article source: http://www.weekendvigilante.com/largest-economies-in-the-world-have-fallen-into-recession-is-the-u-s-next/


The Future of Policing? Meet Microsoft’s New ‘RoboCop’

Knightscope have manufactured their own version of “RoboCop” to get the public ready for the future of robotic security with the K5 5’, 300 pound autonomous robot. Read More here.

 

 

 

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Is There a Spiritual Component to What is Happening in Iraq and the Middle East?

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 Fear of deadly ‘religious war’ between Jews and Muslims raised after synagogue attack

 http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/worshipers-return-to-synagogue-israel-begins-razing-homes/2014/11/19/b26b6d1e-6f7e-11e4-893f-86bd390a3340_story.html

 Israelis and Palestinians expressed fear Wednesday that their decades-old conflict was moving beyond the traditional nationalist struggle between two peoples fighting for their homelands and spiraling into a raw and far-reaching religious confrontation between Jews and Muslims.

Is there a supernatural component to what we see happening Iraq and elsewhere in the Middle East?

The short answer, in my opinion is YES, and here’s some interesting ideas to ponder so you can come to your own conclusions.

The Prince of the Power of the Air i.e. Satan, The Fallen Cherub, is the god of this world.  He has many Fallen Angels in his command and one of those is noted in the Bible, The Prince of Persia.

But the prince of the kingdom of Persia withstood me one and twenty days; but, lo, Michael, one of the chief princes, came to help me: and I remained there with the kings of Persia.

Daniel 10:13

This Prince of Persia has never been deposed.  In other words, as Paul admonishes us in Ephesians 6, we are fighting against powers and principalities and wickedness in high places.  Persia in ancient times included much of the present day Iraq.  Is it possible this agent of darkness is behind much of what we are seeing now?  Is ISIL literally under his protection?  Is this Fallen one whispering ideas in the minds of men who are literally hell-bent on killing anyone who disagrees with their brand of Islam.

Abu GraibWhile we can not see if this is true, as this being is not manifesting physically that we know of, are we seeing his handiwork in pictures that came out of the Abu Graib prison, which were certainly macabre if not outright demonic.   Why would someone dress another human being like this?

Then we have the killing fields of Saddam Hussein, who tortured and killed hundreds of thousands of his own people.  Hussein and his sons were drunk on the blood of innocent people.  They were sadistic and reveled in the pain they inflicted on others.  How does one become like this?  How do you throw a human being into a wood chipper and laugh while he is being torn apart?  This, in my opinion may be another indication of demonic possession in Hussein and his sons.  Perhaps they drew their power from the principality who dwells in the air above them?  Perhaps they had some ration with it.

We are told in our Bibles, Satan comes to rob, kill and destroy.  This is precisely what is happening in the Middle East.  Hundreds of thousands of people have been brutally murdered and millions more uprooted.   Think about it. Syria, Iraq, Lebanon and other countries in the region have been the target of upheavals and ongoing civil war.  Think of the body count and the destruction of lives, property and an already fragile infrastructure taxed to the limit.  I believe this ongoing rampage has the fingerprints of the Fallen Ones all over it.

The Radical Islam of ISIL is a throwback to the barbarianism that was the hallmark of the Middle Ages.  The senseless slaughter of innocent people living in the region is genocide and this is abhorrent and repugnant to those of us in the west.  Take a good look at the picture above.  Murder, is the calling card of ISIL.

Several days ago in Jerusalem there was a bombing at a Synagogue.  The conflict between Muslim and Jew is now spiraling out of control.  It’s not going to go away and as those of you know who visit this BLOG I think there is a supernatural cause to it.

I can sum all of this up in a quote from Politics, Prophecy and the Supernatural:  The present political landscape is in direct correlation to supernatural events that happened, in some cases, millennia ago.  What we have is two sets of different supernatural experiences which became the foundation of Judaism and later Islam.  These supernatural experiences are affecting the body politic in ways that were unimaginable a century ago.  The Jews believe in their God and the Muslims believe in theirs.  George Bush cited that Jews, Christians and Muslims pray to the same god.  If this is so then why the hatred?  The hatred is founded because the supernatural occurrences separated by millennia are, in fact contradictory to one another.  So these tow groups seem to be at an impasse.

In closing todays post.  The prophecies of our Bibles tell us this will happen in the end of days as Jerusalem will be a cup of trembling to the whole world.  I would posit that we are seeing this now.  At some point, and I hope it’s soon, the Jews will look on Him whom they have pierced and mourn for Him as an only son.  When this happens I believe the Muslims will too.  There is only one way out of the dilemma in the Middle East and that is for the King to return.  If the Jews and the Muslims knew Him everything would be different.

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Media struggles to find successes in war against ISIS

American airstrikes against ISIS targets in Iraq began on August 8. Not long after the commencement of the air war against the Islamic State in Iraq, coalition forces expanded the theater of operations into Syria. Months after the start of that campaign, however, the administration can tout only limited successes. The press struggles equally in the effort to avoid calling the war against ISIS, at best, a stalemate.

“The Islamic State’s staggering wealth amassed through a ‘diversified portfolio’ of revenue streams will make it extraordinarily hard for the US and other countries to stop or cripple the group, experts said today in response to a new United Nations report,” Vice News revealed on Thursday.

The report says that at this point, the Sunni Islamist group could be making anywhere from $850,000 to $1.6 million per day from oil seized illegally from fields outside of Mosul this summer, which is then exported through third party tankers and pipelines. The report estimates that the group sells around 47,000 barrels per day at $18 to $35 per barrel on the black market.

But the Islamic State also enjoys other revenue streams, including “several million dollars” per month from extorting local businesses in its territories, profits from looting antiquities, including those from archeological sites, and $35 to $45 million in the last year from kidnapping ransom payments, according to the report.

“What the report hammers home is that these guys — the Islamic State certainly and al Nusra to a smaller extent — are better resourced than adversaries we’ve faced in the past,” Ilan Berman, vice president of the American Foreign Policy Council, told VICE News. “They have a little more meat on the bones.”

That same United Nations report indicated that the Islamic State has amassed enough weaponry to fight on for at least another two years. Moreover, the group’s declared intention to pursue unconventional weapons of mass destruction remains a threat to the West. While ISIS does not possess the advanced technological capabilities required to produce nuclear weaponry, they are in control of facilities where chemical weapons are both produced and stored. There is reason to believe, furthermore, that ISIS maintains the talent to produce biological weapons at advanced facilities in the University of Mosul.

“After more than three months of air attacks against ISIS forces in Iraq and Syria, U.S. intelligence and defense officials say minimal progress has been made toward President Barack Obama’s stated goal to ‘degrade and destroy’ the Islamic terror group,” NBC News conceded.

According to NBC News, a classified report presented to lawmakers on Wednesday suggested that the transit of foreign fighters into the Islamic State is only increasing. “The official cautioned that the figures U.S. intelligence has compiled are estimates and that analysts have ‘limited insight’ into the number of foreign fighters arriving from the West,” the NBC report revealed.

U.S. military officials say Iraqi security forces (ISF) have had some tactical successes and established a wider defensive perimeter around Baghdad, for example. But they warn that the Iraqis are still a long way from launching any major ground offensive against ISIS forces in and around Mosul or in the Anbar province.

The U.S. is currently spending approximately $8 million per day on airstrikes and support operations and the total cost since airstrikes began Aug. 8 is $832 million. Some 50 U.S. special operations forces are on the ground, embedded with Iraqi Army’s 7th Division at the al-Assad airbase in the Anbar province. About half of them are military combat advisers, the other half are assisting primarily in logistics and communications.

The prosecution of this war on limited terms is likely helping the public to get over their aversion to the use of military force in places like Iraq and Syria. An NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll released on Wednesday showed that a full 49 percent of the public approves of using American troops to fight ISIS in both theaters while just 36 percent oppose such a move. That is a remarkable legacy accomplishment for an Obama administration which fancied itself as a White House that would devote its focus to ending wars and not starting them.

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Buffalo’s lake effect mega-blizzards: global warming or act of God?

For a year and a half I went to school at SUNY Oswego which among other things was known for its sunsets. Every night we would watch the sun go into Lake Ontario. Along with that beauty we had lake effect snow, and we could see it coming. Sometime we would see the snow rolling in over the lake from Canada. And when the snow came there would be a foot on campus and only a few inches of the white stuff a few miles away.

That’s what has been happening in Buffalo New York this week—to the extreme. So far areas of Buffalo have received about six feet, 72 inches of snow since Tuesday and another 2-3 feet are expected before Buffalo residents wake up on Friday morning.

Usually these events are classified as acts of God (except for people such as Hot Air’s Ed Morrissey who classifies it as summer in Minnesota). But according to a piece in Slate the creator of the world is off the hook.  Slate reporter Eric Holthaus claims this week’s snow in Buffalo  (at least its volume) was caused by global warming.

Some people’s first reaction might be “wait a second, snow needs cold and global warming is…well warm.” Forgetting logic (something global warming enthusiasts rarely use anyway) let’s take a look at his “facts”

Global warming is probably juicing lake-effect snows, and we’ve had the data to prove it for quite some time.

And as proof he offers the chart below from the NOAA, which demonstrates a greater fraction of wintertime precipitation in the Northeast has fallen during extreme events over the past few decades.

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The  writer seems to be correct about the wintertime precipitation committing from extreme events in recent years. However, he is forgetting one important fact in his analysis. The vertical red line around the year 1996 was added to Mr Holthaus’ chart.  September 1996 was the last time Earth’s temperatures warmed (see below). So the worst years in the chart above occurred after the Earth stopped warming, the heavier snowfalls must have a different cause (perhaps they can blame Bush or the lack of comprehensive immigration reform).

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There you go, that is the reason for the storms in Buffalo! God feels so bad for the suffering NY Jets fans, he is going to make sure Sunday’s game is going to be moved to a neutral site and he is giving them an extra day to prepare. Some of you may believe my explanation for the storms to be a bit mad, but it makes much more sense than the claim it was caused by global warming.

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Clinton Foundation footed more than $8 million in travel costs for 2013

Secretaries of State get used to a lot of travel, especially those who manage to stick around for a full presidential term as Hillary Clinton did. Lesser mortals would have to adjust to life outside the fast lane, but not the presumed frontrunner in the 2016 Democratic presidential nomination sweepstakes. According to documents reviewed by America Rising, the charitable foundation created by the Clintons spent almost $8.5 million on travel costs for the former First Couple in 2013:

Earlier this week, the Clinton Foundation released its IRS Form 990 for 2013, which details questionable spending practices, including $8.4 million in travel spending, that could benefit an upcoming Presidential campaign.

“The Clinton Foundation has raised hundreds of millions that it claims is for charitable causes, but clearly overlaps with Hillary Clinton’s political ambitions. The Foundation must be transparent in all spending so voters can see how it used charitable funds to subsidize expensive air travel, a lavish personal lifestyle, the courting of political donors, or other campaign related travel,” said America Rising PAC Executive Director Tim Miller.

“With 10 percent of the Clinton Foundation’s spending going toward ‘travel,’ and the Foundation’s acknowledgement that it approves chartered private jet flights for Bill and Hillary Clinton, it’s past time for the self-described ‘most transparent person in public life’ to provide a detailed accounting of how her family foundation spends the money it raises,” he added.

Politico’s Maggie Haberman picks up the story about the charity‘s expenditures:

The travel expenses were nearly double the total in previous years. The filing indicates that the increase was related to the Clinton Global Initiative, which was spun off as a separate entity during the four years Hillary Clinton was secretary of state to avoid conflicts of interest, then reincorporated last year into the Foundation.

But the filings come at a time when both Bill and Hillary Clinton have been under scrutiny for their exclusive travel, particularly Hillary Clinton. The bill for political campaigns to pay for the Clintons’ travel during the fall midterm season is likely to top $1 million. …

Clinton’s only political travel in 2013 was related to Terry McAuliffe, the Clintons’ longtime friend who won the Virginia governorship that year. The rest of her travel public travel appeared to be for paid speeches, which were covered by the entity she was speaking to, according to contract terms.

Based on her public schedules from last year, her foundation-related travel appears to have been minimal.

If that’s the case — and previously-uncovered speaking contracts indicate that the venues normally covered those travel costs — then how did a charitable foundation spend over $8 million in a year on travel? Do other charitable foundations spend 10% of their budget on private jets and other trappings of One Percenter travel?  How did such a high bill get rung up when Hillary supposdly didn’t even do that much travel for the foundation?

The purpose of this charity is, of course, to keep the Clinton donor machine momentum moving forward towards the 2016 campaign. It’s also to keep Hillary’s profile high and to provide a shield for the avalanche of money the Clintons have made since leaving the White House “dead broke.” It makes one wonder how much the Clinton Foundation spent on Hillary’s travel in 2014, although it’s almost certain that her team made sure to comply with the letter of the law. The foundation ripped America Rising for alleging that the travel costs picked up by the foundation were explicitly political. “There was no overlap. Period,” her spokesman told Haberman.  “The accusation is patently, but not surprisingly given its source, false.”

I’d bet that they complied with the law, but let’s not kid ourselves. The entire point of the Clinton Foundation is politics, especially to add gravitas to Hillary’s next run for the presidency. If this foundation had any other real purpose, the spending of $8.5 million in a year on private jets and first-class travel would be a monstrosity. Charity for the Clintons begins at home, and ends on the Gulfstream.

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Acceleration Radio – Three Hour Back to Back – JFK Assassination – Jim Marrs and Pat Shannon

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A native of Fort Worth, Texas, Mr. Marrs earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in journalism from the University of North Texas in 1966 and attended Graduate School at Texas Tech in Lubbock for two years more. He has worked for several Texas newspapers, including the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, where beginning in 1968 he served as police reporter and general assignments reporter covering stories locally, in Europe and the Middle East. After a leave of absence to serve with a Fourth Army intelligence unit during the Vietnam War, he became military and aerospace writer for the newspaper and an investigative reporter. Since 1980, Mr. Marrs has been a free-lance writer, author and public relations consultant. He also published a rural weekly newspaper along with a monthly tourism tabloid, a cable television show and several videos.

In 2007, Mr. Marrs retired from the University of Texas at Arlington where he had taught a course on the Kennedy assassination since 1976. In 1989, his book, Crossfire: The Plot That Killed Kennedy, was published to critical acclaim and reached the New York Times Paperback Non-Fiction Best Seller list in mid-February 1992. It became a basis for the Oliver Stone film JFK. Mr. Marrs served as a chief consultant for both the film’s screenplay and production.

Beginning in 1992, Mr. Marrs spent three years researching and completing a non-fiction book on a top-secret government program involving the psychic phenomenon known as remote viewing only to have it mysteriously canceled as it was going to press in the summer of 1995. Within two months, the story of military-developed remote viewing broke nationally in the Washington Post after the CIA revealed the program but put their own spin on psychic studies. Psi Spies was finally published by New Page Books in 2007.

In May, 1997, Marrs’ in-depth investigation of UFOs, Alien Agenda, was published by HarperCollins Publishers. Mr. Marrs has been a featured speaker at a number of national conferences including the Annual International UFO Congress and the Annual Gulf Breeze UFO Conference. It has been translated into several foreign languages and become the top-selling non-fiction UFO book in the world. He began teaching a course on UFOs at the University of Texas at Arlington in 2000.

Also in early 2000, HarperCollins published Rule by Secrecy, which traced the hidden history that connects modern secret societies to the Ancient Mysteries. It too reached theNew York Times Best Seller list. In 2003, his book The War on Freedom probed the conspiracies of the 9/11 attacks and their aftermath. It was released in 2006 under the title The Terror Conspiracy. In mid-2008, his book The Rise of the Fourth Reich, detailing the infiltration of National Socialism into the USA, was published followed by a study of mysteries entitled Above Top Secret.

An award-winning journalist, Mr. Marrs is listed both in Who’s Who in the World and Who’s Who in America. Mr. Marrs has won several writing and photography awards including the Aviation/Aerospace Writer’s Association’s National Writing Award and Newsmaker of the Year Award from the Fort Worth Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists. In 1993, Mr. Marrs received Freedom Magazine’s Human Rights Leadership Award.

Mr. Marrs has appeared on ABC, NBC, CBS, CNN, CSPAN, the Discovery, Learning and History Channels, This Morning America, Geraldo, Montel Williams, Today, Tech TV and The Larry King, George Noory and Art Bell radio programs along with numerous national and regional radio and TV shows.  He is a former president of the Press Club of Fort Worth and a current member of the Society of Professional Journalists, Sigma Delta Chi, and the Investigative Reporters and Editors.

JFK Month – 50 Years of Lies!

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The 21st century writers who refer to a singular Lee Harvey Oswald distort their own content and deceive their readers with antiquated data.  The John F. Kennedy assassination and the people’s deception over the past half-century is the classic example of disinformation, as it actually was probably the most efficiently performed coup d’etat and cover-up in world history.

At around 11:30 a.m. on November 22, 1963, Julia Ann Mercer was stalled momentarily in traffic at Dealey Plaza and saw a man emerge from a car carrying a rifle case in front of the grassy knoll, just 50 yards west of the Texas School Book Depository (TSBD). It was driven by a man that she later identified as Jack Ruby, after his picture was plastered on TV to the world two days later.

On November 20 and 22, while “Lee Harvey Oswald” was working at the Texas School Book Depository, he was identified by multiple witnesses at the Dobbs House Restaurant, the Top Ten Record Store in Oak Cliff and the Jiffy Store on Industrial Boulevard. He was also positively identified as being seated with Jack Ruby after midnight, some 10 hours after he was jailed on November 22.

Moments after Officer J.D. Tippitt was shot dead, detectives conveniently found a wallet containing the ID cards of both Lee Harvey Oswald and Alek Hidell.  Also found on the street were five ejected .38 caliber shell casings. When Harvey was arrested in the Texas Theater some 40 minutes later, he was carrying a .38 revolver which, of course, does not eject its shells. Astonishing to detectives, Harvey was also carrying in his wallet at the same time the exact two ID cards.

This is just the tip of the iceberg in the case of the “two Oswalds.”

Inside The JFK Assassination and the Uncensored Story of the Two Oswaldsby Pat Shannan you will see for yourself the mountain of forensics and photographic evidence proving that there were two Oswalds, the truth of which leads us to even more attempted cover-ups.

Softcover, 158 pages

 We will be carrying this book in our store!  www.lamarzulli.net

 

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The Bible is full of strange and supernatural events. But there is none stranger than the events of the sixth chapter of the Book of Genesis. Theologians have speculated and debated this bizarre passage of Scripture for thousands of years—and the debate rages on today hotter than ever! Best-selling author, L.A. Marzulli, lies at the root of this new paradigm, challenging the status quo of historical events and suggesting a cover-up of “gigantic” proportions.

His first book on the subject, On the Trail of the Nephilim, Volume 1, opened up the minds of people worldwide, stirring up a controversy that challenges the literal interpretation of Scripture and pushes the boundaries to the very edge. Traveling to Paracas, Peru, and other relatively-unknown places in South America, the author began to hunt for proof of a hybrid race of beings the Bible calls the “Nephilim.” His search left no stone unturned—public museums, private skull and skeleton collections, secret caves known only to locals, interviews with archaeologists and curators . . . what Marzulli discovered has turned the world upside down, upsetting a few Darwinian apple carts along the way. Once you have laid eyes on a gigantic Nephilim skull, your worldview may change.

To put it simply, Genesis 6 describes an event that would change history. The “sons of God,” or as some would call them, fallen angels, saw the “daughters of men” on the Earth. They left their first estate in heaven (Jude 1:6), took human wives for themselves, and produced a hybrid offspring! As strange as that sounds to us, the biblical account seems clear. It is further corroborated by other extra-biblical books like the writings of Jewish historian, Flavius Josephus, and the Book of Enoch. The Great Flood of Noah soon thereafter wiped out virtually all of humanity. God started over with eight people, wiping the corrupt “Nephilim seed” off of planet Earth.

L.A.’s skull-hunting adventures didn’t end with that first Paracas trip. His discoveries were ground-breaking, (pictures are worth a thousand words), but he knew there was much more to unearth. On the Trail Volume 2 is the permanent record of his return trip to Peru, complete with mummies, museums, caves, graveyards, gigantic skulls, skeletons and much more.

During the time between these two adventures. L.A. made another discovery, right in his own backyard! In the early years of the 20th century, excavations were conducted by an amateur archaeologist by the name of Ralph Glidden. It seems that Glidden was unearthing massive skeletons on Catalina Island, right off the coast of California, many well over 8 and 9 feet tall! Glidden’s private diaries were accidentally discovered and soon the author was on a plane, flying to Catalina Island, photographing Glidden’s proof-positive accounts—complete with pictures! Yes, skeletons of real giants! You will see these pictures and read about Glidden’s adventures from the 1920s and 30s, right here in On the Trail of the Nephilim Volume 2.

To put it simply, Genesis 6 describes an event that would change history. The “sons of God,” or as some would call them, fallen angels, saw the “daughters of men” on the Earth. They left their first estate in heaven (Jude 1:6), took human wives for themselves, and produced a hybrid offspring! As strange as that sounds to us, the biblical account seems clear. It is further corroborated by other extra-biblical books like the writings of Jewish historian, Flavius Josephus, and the Book of Enoch. The Great Flood of Noah soon thereafter wiped out virtually all of humanity. God started over with eight people, wiping the corrupt “Nephilim seed” off of planet Earth.

L.A.’s skull-hunting adventures didn’t end with that first Paracas trip. His discoveries were ground-breaking, (pictures are worth a thousand words), but he knew there was much more to unearth. On the Trail Volume 2 is the permanent record of his return trip to Peru, complete with mummies, museums, caves, graveyards, gigantic skulls, skeletons and much more.

During the time between these two adventures. L.A. made another discovery, right in his own backyard! In the early years of the 20th century, excavations were conducted by an amateur archaeologist by the name of Ralph Glidden. It seems that Glidden was unearthing massive skeletons on Catalina Island, right off the coast of California, many well over 8 and 9 feet tall! Glidden’s private diaries were accidentally discovered and soon the author was on a plane, flying to Catalina Island, photographing Glidden’s proof-positive accounts—complete with pictures! Yes, skeletons of real giants! You will see these pictures and read about Glidden’s adventures from the 1920s and 30s, right here in On the Trail of the Nephilim Volume 2.

  • Skull with Dreadlocks
  • What I believe to be a atypical skull
  • Ralph Glidden - Computer Height Analysis
  • 8 Foot Skeleton - Computer Height Analysis
  • 8 Foot Skeleton - Computer Height Analysis
  • 8 Foot Skeleton - Computer Height Comparison
  • Six Fingered Hand!
  • Paracas Mummy showing vibrant Textiles
  • L. A. Marzulli holding the elongated skull
  • Elongated Skull at Camacho
  • Elongated Skull
  • 6 Fingered Skeleton

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L. A. 2013 PHOTO 23

 

2015 Speaking Schedule

January 17 – CERO UFO Lecture – Los Angeles

March 12-15: Lion Heart Ministries in Knoxville Tennessee.  

April 24-26: Memphis Tennessee.  http://www.eventbrite.com/o/intersession-7639157385?s=30506575

May 12- 14: Upstate New York – Details pending

May 15 – 17: Tennessee – Details pending

August: Prophecy Conference. 

To book L. A. Marzulli please email him at la@lamarzulli.net L. A. Marzulli shares the platform with a variety of speakers with many different world views. Marzulli does not endorse anyones world view unless specifically noted.

 

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November 22 Guests: Michael Boldea, grandson of Dumitru Duduman, Gregg Jackson, Augusto Perez & Marcus Samuel

Mike Boldea was born in a small northern Romanian Village.   At the age of nine, his entire family was deported from Romania for smuggling Bibles.  His grandfather, Dumitru Duduman started an outreach ministry called “Hand of Help” of which Mike is now Chairman. Michael has seen the presence of God in accomplishing the work that his family was called to.  In the face of great persecution and opposition thousands of bibles were given to the Christians of Romania even though it was punishable by imprisonment if caught.  His grandfather Dumitru Duduman did suffer greatly being imprisoned for his faith.  Under extreme torture he never recanted his faith and stands as a witness of faithfulness to this day in Romania.

Gregg Jackson is the national best-selling author of Conservative Comebacks to Liberal Lies and We Won’t Get Fooled Again: Where the Christian Right Went Wrong and How to Make America Right Again, former radio host on WRKO in Boston and KDAR in Los Angeles, an accomplished speaker who speaks to groups on college campuses nationwide, and writer whose articles have been published in The Wall St. Journal and Washington Times. His newest book is,40 Things to Teach Your Children Before You Die: The Simple American Truths about Life, Family Faith

 

I AM HOSTING WATCHMAN RADIO VIA SIMULCAST THIS SATURDAY 10-11pm EST  WITH GUEST COHOST EVANGELIST JOSEPH WHITE

Augusto Perez is a Cuban-American evangelist and powerful deliverance minister who has been commissioned to lead Gods People Through Turbulent End Of Times. 

Marcus Samuel  is a powerful anointed prophet of God with a Radio Show bringing awareness to the needs of our brothers and sisters in the pine ridge reservation and to all other Indigenous tribes. He brings a message of hope, healing and restoration to the entire Body of Christ.

 

 

 

 

 

Article source: http://www.weekendvigilante.com/november-22-guests-michael-boldea-grandson-of-dumitru-duduman-augusto-perez-marcus-samuel/


L. A. Marzulli discusses On the Trail of the Nephilim II on Capricorn RADIO!

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The Bible is full of strange and supernatural events. But there is none stranger than the events of the sixth chapter of the Book of Genesis. Theologians have speculated and debated this bizarre passage of Scripture for thousands of years—and the debate rages on today hotter than ever! Best-selling author, L.A. Marzulli, lies at the root of this new paradigm, challenging the status quo of historical events and suggesting a cover-up of “gigantic” proportions.

His first book on the subject, On the Trail of the Nephilim, Volume 1, opened up the minds of people worldwide, stirring up a controversy that challenges the literal interpretation of Scripture and pushes the boundaries to the very edge. Traveling to Paracas, Peru, and other relatively-unknown places in South America, the author began to hunt for proof of a hybrid race of beings the Bible calls the “Nephilim.” His search left no stone unturned—public museums, private skull and skeleton collections, secret caves known only to locals, interviews with archaeologists and curators . . . what Marzulli discovered has turned the world upside down, upsetting a few Darwinian apple carts along the way. Once you have laid eyes on a gigantic Nephilim skull, your worldview may change.

To put it simply, Genesis 6 describes an event that would change history. The “sons of God,” or as some would call them, fallen angels, saw the “daughters of men” on the Earth. They left their first estate in heaven (Jude 1:6), took human wives for themselves, and produced a hybrid offspring! As strange as that sounds to us, the biblical account seems clear. It is further corroborated by other extra-biblical books like the writings of Jewish historian, Flavius Josephus, and the Book of Enoch. The Great Flood of Noah soon thereafter wiped out virtually all of humanity. God started over with eight people, wiping the corrupt “Nephilim seed” off of planet Earth.

L.A.’s skull-hunting adventures didn’t end with that first Paracas trip. His discoveries were ground-breaking, (pictures are worth a thousand words), but he knew there was much more to unearth. On the Trail Volume 2 is the permanent record of his return trip to Peru, complete with mummies, museums, caves, graveyards, gigantic skulls, skeletons and much more.

During the time between these two adventures. L.A. made another discovery, right in his own backyard! In the early years of the 20th century, excavations were conducted by an amateur archaeologist by the name of Ralph Glidden. It seems that Glidden was unearthing massive skeletons on Catalina Island, right off the coast of California, many well over 8 and 9 feet tall! Glidden’s private diaries were accidentally discovered and soon the author was on a plane, flying to Catalina Island, photographing Glidden’s proof-positive accounts—complete with pictures! Yes, skeletons of real giants! You will see these pictures and read about Glidden’s adventures from the 1920s and 30s, right here in On the Trail of the Nephilim Volume 2.

  • Skull with Dreadlocks
  • What I believe to be a atypical skull
  • Ralph Glidden - Computer Height Analysis
  • 8 Foot Skeleton - Computer Height Analysis
  • 8 Foot Skeleton - Computer Height Analysis
  • 8 Foot Skeleton - Computer Height Comparison
  • Six Fingered Hand!
  • Paracas Mummy showing vibrant Textiles
  • L. A. Marzulli holding the elongated skull
  • Elongated Skull at Camacho
  • Elongated Skull
  • 6 Fingered Skeleton

To put it simply, Genesis 6 describes an event that would change history. The “sons of God,” or as some would call them, fallen angels, saw the “daughters of men” on the Earth. They left their first estate in heaven (Jude 1:6), took human wives for themselves, and produced a hybrid offspring! As strange as that sounds to us, the biblical account seems clear. It is further corroborated by other extra-biblical books like the writings of Jewish historian, Flavius Josephus, and the Book of Enoch. The Great Flood of Noah soon thereafter wiped out virtually all of humanity. God started over with eight people, wiping the corrupt “Nephilim seed” off of planet Earth.

L.A.’s skull-hunting adventures didn’t end with that first Paracas trip. His discoveries were ground-breaking, (pictures are worth a thousand words), but he knew there was much more to unearth. On the Trail Volume 2 is the permanent record of his return trip to Peru, complete with mummies, museums, caves, graveyards, gigantic skulls, skeletons and much more.

During the time between these two adventures. L.A. made another discovery, right in his own backyard! In the early years of the 20th century, excavations were conducted by an amateur archaeologist by the name of Ralph Glidden. It seems that Glidden was unearthing massive skeletons on Catalina Island, right off the coast of California, many well over 8 and 9 feet tall! Glidden’s private diaries were accidentally discovered and soon the author was on a plane, flying to Catalina Island, photographing Glidden’s proof-positive accounts—complete with pictures! Yes, skeletons of real giants! You will see these pictures and read about Glidden’s adventures from the 1920s and 30s, right here in On the Trail of the Nephilim Volume 2.

 

L. A. 2013 PHOTO 23

 

2015 Speaking Schedule

January 17 – CERO UFO Lecture – Los Angeles

March 12-15: Lion Heart Ministries in Knoxville Tennessee.  

April 24-26: Memphis Tennessee.  http://www.eventbrite.com/o/intersession-7639157385?s=30506575

May 15 – 17: Tennessee – Details pending

August: Prophecy Conference. 

To book L. A. Marzulli please email him at la@lamarzulli.net L. A. Marzulli shares the platform with a variety of speakers with many different world views. Marzulli does not endorse anyones world view unless specifically noted.

Article source: http://lamarzulli.wordpress.com/2014/11/19/l-a-marzulli-discusses-on-the-trail-of-the-nephilim-ii-on-capricorn-radio/


November 15: Guests Mel Novak, Joseph “Zoe” White

Mel Novak is an American award winning actor who is best known for villainous roles in Black Belt Jones,Bruce Lees Game of Death and Chuck Norris An Eye for An Eye. He is also known for doing all of his own stunts and fighting scenes.

Powerful healing ministers Joseph “Zoe” White, on The Elijah Healing Challenge. Join us for OPEN LINES FOR HEALING.

 

Article source: http://www.weekendvigilante.com/november-15-guest-zoe-eddie-the-elijah-healing-challenge/


November 22 Guests: Michael Boldea, grandson of Dumitru Duduman, Augusto Perez & Marcus Samuel

Mike Boldea was born in a small northern Romanian Village.   At the age of nine, his entire family was deported from Romania for smuggling Bibles.  His grandfather, Dumitru Duduman started an outreach ministry called “Hand of Help” of which Mike is now Chairman. Michael has seen the presence of God in accomplishing the work that his family was called to.  In the face of great persecution and opposition thousands of bibles were given to the Christians of Romania even though it was punishable by imprisonment if caught.  His grandfather Dumitru Duduman did suffer greatly being imprisoned for his faith.  Under extreme torture he never recanted his faith and stands as a witness of faithfulness to this day in Romania.

 

Augusto Perez is a Cuban-American evangelist and powerful deliverance minister who has been commissioned to lead Gods People Through Turbulent End Of Times. 

 

Marcus Samuel  is a powerful anointed prophet of God with a Radio Show bringing awareness to the needs of our brothers and sisters in the pine ridge reservation and to all other Indigenous tribes. He brings a message of hope, healing and restoration to the entire Body of Christ.

 

 

 

 

 

Article source: http://www.weekendvigilante.com/november-22-guests-michael-boldea-grandson-of-dumitru-duduman-augusto-perez-marcus-samuel/


Is the Gulf Stream Broken?

Gulf StreamCommentary Analysis

by

L. A. Marzulli

http://topdocumentaryfilms.com/gulf-stream-next-ice-age/

Its origins lie in the Gulf of Mexico and it carries the tropical waters from the Florida Strait to the great banks of the United States, where it heads eastward, carrying its warm waters to the borders of the North Atlantic. As soon as the tropical waters hit the Arctic Ocean, they cool abruptly and plunge towards the abyssal zone to form a loop, known as “thermohaline circulation.” Then, like an immense conveyor belt that slows down in the ocean depths, it sets out again southward to rejoin the beginning of the Gulf Stream.

50 percent of Lower 48 covered in snow, most this early in more than a decade

This week’s snow extent is the most we’ve seen (by a long shot) in the first half of November since 2003, when the National Snow Analysis archive begins. Only 2012 comes as close to this year’s 50.4 percent coverage — on Nov. 12, 2012, 31.5 percent of the lower 48 was covered in snow.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/capital-weather-gang/wp/2014/11/17/50-percent-of-lower-48-covered-in-snow-most-this-early-in-more-than-a-decade/

Harsh Cold to Freeze Northeast, Set Records in South

This arctic outbreak will not only be limited to the northern Plains, Midwest and Northeast but will reach into the Deep South.  Record lows will be challenged on multiple occasions through midweek from eastern Texas to the Carolinas with lows near freezing along much of the Gulf coast.

http://www.accuweather.com/en/weather-news/harsh-cold-to-freeze-northeast/37451243

Has the Gulf stream stopped or slowed up so much that is now affecting our weather?  The short answer in my opinion is yes.  I first heard of this when the Gulf Oil spill was in full swing and the media was trying to tell us that all was well.  However an Italian scientist who wrote a paper on it had to say this about it:

No less than 5 million barrels of oil spilled into the Gulf of Mexico during last year’s disaster. According to Professor Gianluigi Zangari of Italy, the oil spill and the spray of chemicals on it have put the Gulf Stream, which is closely linked to the Gulf, on the brink of a disaster. The physical properties of the stream have changed, and this might deal a severe blow to the entire ecosystem, says the scientist in his article published in the Moscow-based daily Nezavisimaya Gazeta.

Read more: http://voiceofrussia.com/2011/01/12/39469286/

There you have it and this information raises the question, is the gulf stream stalled or not working properly, or are the recent colder-than-normal winters just part of climate variance?  If the Gulf Stream really has slowed than this might explain the colder-than-normal winters we have been seeing.  I would close by saying this may be yet another sign of His coming.

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L. A. Marzulli Appears Live!  Noon Today!  (PST)  Stacy Harp Show!

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/acmedia/2014/11/18/guest-la-marzulli–on-the-trail-of-the-nephilim-ii-world-events

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 http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/nov/18/deadly-attack-in-jerusalem-synagogue

“Innocent people who had come to worship died in the sanctuary of a synagogue,” Kerry said, his voice quavering. 

“They were hatcheted, hacked and murdered in that holy place in an act of pure terror and senseless brutality and murder. I call on Palestinians at every single level of leadership to condemn this in the most powerful terms. This violence has no place anywhere, particularly after the discussion that we just had the other day in Amman.”

The irrational hatred of the Jewish people is in full swing as is demonstrated by this latest offering from Jerusalem.  HAMAS actually praised the attack, so we can see that the terrorist group embraces the same ideology that the Nazi’s of WWII did, and that is the extermination of every Jew.  Israel is at an impasse, as I wrote about yesterday.  Hezbollah, HAMAS and now ISIL—not to mention the Iranians—all pose an existential threat to the Jewish state.  There is really only one solution to the problem other than every Israeli packing up their bags and heading to parts unknown and that is for the Israeli’s to cut the heads off the snakes.  They will be forced into this at some point in the near future.

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The Bible is full of strange and supernatural events. But there is none stranger than the events of the sixth chapter of the Book of Genesis. Theologians have speculated and debated this bizarre passage of Scripture for thousands of years—and the debate rages on today hotter than ever! Best-selling author, L.A. Marzulli, lies at the root of this new paradigm, challenging the status quo of historical events and suggesting a cover-up of “gigantic” proportions.

His first book on the subject, On the Trail of the Nephilim, Volume 1, opened up the minds of people worldwide, stirring up a controversy that challenges the literal interpretation of Scripture and pushes the boundaries to the very edge. Traveling to Paracas, Peru, and other relatively-unknown places in South America, the author began to hunt for proof of a hybrid race of beings the Bible calls the “Nephilim.” His search left no stone unturned—public museums, private skull and skeleton collections, secret caves known only to locals, interviews with archaeologists and curators . . . what Marzulli discovered has turned the world upside down, upsetting a few Darwinian apple carts along the way. Once you have laid eyes on a gigantic Nephilim skull, your worldview may change.

To put it simply, Genesis 6 describes an event that would change history. The “sons of God,” or as some would call them, fallen angels, saw the “daughters of men” on the Earth. They left their first estate in heaven (Jude 1:6), took human wives for themselves, and produced a hybrid offspring! As strange as that sounds to us, the biblical account seems clear. It is further corroborated by other extra-biblical books like the writings of Jewish historian, Flavius Josephus, and the Book of Enoch. The Great Flood of Noah soon thereafter wiped out virtually all of humanity. God started over with eight people, wiping the corrupt “Nephilim seed” off of planet Earth.

L.A.’s skull-hunting adventures didn’t end with that first Paracas trip. His discoveries were ground-breaking, (pictures are worth a thousand words), but he knew there was much more to unearth. On the Trail Volume 2 is the permanent record of his return trip to Peru, complete with mummies, museums, caves, graveyards, gigantic skulls, skeletons and much more.

During the time between these two adventures. L.A. made another discovery, right in his own backyard! In the early years of the 20th century, excavations were conducted by an amateur archaeologist by the name of Ralph Glidden. It seems that Glidden was unearthing massive skeletons on Catalina Island, right off the coast of California, many well over 8 and 9 feet tall! Glidden’s private diaries were accidentally discovered and soon the author was on a plane, flying to Catalina Island, photographing Glidden’s proof-positive accounts—complete with pictures! Yes, skeletons of real giants! You will see these pictures and read about Glidden’s adventures from the 1920s and 30s, right here in On the Trail of the Nephilim Volume 2.

  • Skull with Dreadlocks
  • What I believe to be a atypical skull
  • Ralph Glidden - Computer Height Analysis
  • 8 Foot Skeleton - Computer Height Analysis
  • 8 Foot Skeleton - Computer Height Analysis
  • 8 Foot Skeleton - Computer Height Comparison
  • Six Fingered Hand!
  • Paracas Mummy showing vibrant Textiles
  • L. A. Marzulli holding the elongated skull
  • Elongated Skull at Camacho
  • Elongated Skull
  • 6 Fingered Skeleton

To put it simply, Genesis 6 describes an event that would change history. The “sons of God,” or as some would call them, fallen angels, saw the “daughters of men” on the Earth. They left their first estate in heaven (Jude 1:6), took human wives for themselves, and produced a hybrid offspring! As strange as that sounds to us, the biblical account seems clear. It is further corroborated by other extra-biblical books like the writings of Jewish historian, Flavius Josephus, and the Book of Enoch. The Great Flood of Noah soon thereafter wiped out virtually all of humanity. God started over with eight people, wiping the corrupt “Nephilim seed” off of planet Earth.

L.A.’s skull-hunting adventures didn’t end with that first Paracas trip. His discoveries were ground-breaking, (pictures are worth a thousand words), but he knew there was much more to unearth. On the Trail Volume 2 is the permanent record of his return trip to Peru, complete with mummies, museums, caves, graveyards, gigantic skulls, skeletons and much more.

During the time between these two adventures. L.A. made another discovery, right in his own backyard! In the early years of the 20th century, excavations were conducted by an amateur archaeologist by the name of Ralph Glidden. It seems that Glidden was unearthing massive skeletons on Catalina Island, right off the coast of California, many well over 8 and 9 feet tall! Glidden’s private diaries were accidentally discovered and soon the author was on a plane, flying to Catalina Island, photographing Glidden’s proof-positive accounts—complete with pictures! Yes, skeletons of real giants! You will see these pictures and read about Glidden’s adventures from the 1920s and 30s, right here in On the Trail of the Nephilim Volume 2.

 

L. A. 2013 PHOTO 23

 

2015 Speaking Schedule

January 17 – CERO UFO Lecture – Los Angeles

March 12-15: Lion Heart Ministries in Knoxville Tennessee.  

April 24-26: Memphis Tennessee.  http://www.eventbrite.com/o/intersession-7639157385?s=30506575

May 15 – 17: Tennessee – Details pending

August: Prophecy Conference. 

To book L. A. Marzulli please email him at la@lamarzulli.net L. A. Marzulli shares the platform with a variety of speakers with many different world views. Marzulli does not endorse anyones world view unless specifically noted.

 

 

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Uh oh: New York Times creates big trouble for tax-dodging Obama ally Al Sharpton

On Tuesday, The New York Times took its readers inside the city’s exclusive Four Seasons Restaurant where Al Sharpton celebrated his 60th birthday party at what was dubbed his “party for a cause.”

“Mayor Bill de Blasio and Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo hailed him as a civil rights icon,” the profile of New York City-based activist and MSNBC began. “President [Barack] Obama sent an aide to read a message commending Mr. Sharpton’s ‘dedication to the righteous cause of perfecting our union.’ Major corporations sponsored the lavish affair.”

It is a spectacular raise for an agitator who began his career inciting race riots outside of Freddy’s Fashion Mart, ruining the lives of the men who were falsely accused of raping Tawana Brawley, and serving as an FBI informant after affiliating with the mafia and expressing interest in securing a hefty amount of cocaine.

Sharpton has been described as Obama’s “go-to man on race” by the well-connected Politico reporter Glenn Thrush. He was contacted directly in August by Valerie Jarrett amid spiraling violence in Ferguson, Missouri, and was deployed to deescalate the situation. Well before Obama’s reelection, Sharpton emerged as one of the president’s most valued outreach figures. In 2010, The Wall Street Journal revealed that Sharpton was tasked to tamp down the “increasingly public criticism in the black community over his economic policy.”

The value Sharpton represented to the Obama White House perhaps made it easier to overlook the fact that, as The Times reported, the MSNBC host is a serial tax evader and violator of the public trust.

“Mr. Sharpton has regularly sidestepped the sorts of obligation most people see as inevitable,” The Times reported, “like taxes, rent, and other bills.”

Records reviewed by The New York Times show more than $4.5 million in current state and federal tax liens against him and his for-profit businesses. And though he said in recent interviews that he was paying both down, his balance with the state, at least, has actually grown in recent years. His National Action Network appears to have been sustained for years by not paying federal payroll taxes on its employees.

“With the tax liability outstanding, Mr. Sharpton traveled first class and collected a sizable salary, the kind of practice by nonprofit groups that the United States Treasury’s inspector general for tax administration recently characterized as ‘abusive,’ or ‘potentially criminal,’ if the failure to turn over or collect taxes is willful,” The Times report continued.

This is just the kind of economic treason that the president spent much of his reelection campaign railing against, only the public was lead to believe that Obama the populist crusader was railing against businessmen and women who exclusively voted Republican.

Exit question via The Washington Post’s Charles Lane:

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Article source: http://hotair.com/archives/2014/11/18/uh-oh-new-york-times-creates-big-trouble-for-tax-dodging-obama-ally-al-sharpton/


This Gruber-gate supercut video is positively enraging

This video, flagged by invaluable Twitter resource and Ace of Spades Decision Desk entrepreneur John Ekdahl, is among the most infuriating things you will see today.

Composed by American Commitment, this video is nothing more than a smash cut of the various videos of Obamacare architect Jonathan Gruber juxtaposed against footage of Democratic lawmakers either denying his existence or exalting him to the havens.

This video perfectly encapsulates why the imbroglio surrounding Gruber’s comments has the potential to blow the debate over the Affordable Care Act wide open. For a law which enjoys a popularity rating of 37 percent, Obamacare supporters can scarcely afford for the ACA to shed more of its already moribund favorability – particularly at a time in American history when the law’s opponents are on the ascendancy.

The nut of why this whole episode is so infuriating, when isn’t enervating, is the repeated insults done to America’s collective intelligence by those who believe themselves to be members of a superior class. That condition is made even more insufferable by those Obamacare supporters who are attempting to rewrite the history of the ACA in order to airbrush Gruber out of the picture.

The Federalist’s Sean Davis has a compelling piece on this phenomenon, and it’s worth your full attention. It concludes

Come. On. I hate to break it to you all, but Gruber doesn’t get to be an architect of Obamacare and Romneycare when you want to use his authority and credentials to bash Republicans or spin for the law, and then radically transform into one of three Jon Grubers who just happens to live in Obama’s neighborhood once Gruber becomes a massive liability for the Left.

Gruber was one of the key architects of Obamacare. He didn’t just build econometric simulation models based on the law. He was also involved in drafting its key components. And he was paid enormous sums of money for his advice and counsel. These are facts. Accept them, learn to deal with them, and give the embarrassingly bad Gruber Truthing a rest.

The sloppy, almost perfunctory efforts from some members of the liberal press simply are not up to the task of defusing “Gruber-gate.” The public was told that the entirety of the American health care system had to be remade in order to extend coverage to, at most by the end of this year, 13 million people. Now, they are being informed by no less a figure than the law’s architect that they were idiots for believing him and his allies.

This could all be quite explosive.

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Heartbreaking: Obama passed on opportunity to use Syrian army defectors to topple Assad

More than 1,000 Syrian army defectors, some of them ranking officers, are rotting away in Turkish refugee camps while a multi-front war rages just across the border.

“Rather than forming the vanguard of a Western-backed fighting force, they follow the war next door on TV and a Wi-Fi network funded by the Turkish government,” a heartbreaking report in The Wall Street Journal read.

One of the defectors, Col. Malik al-Kurdi, told the Journal that, had the Obama administration acted on their offer to form the spearhead of a movement to oust President Bashar al-Assad, the region’s recent history might have been far different. “What a waste,” said another colonel who noted that his fellow soldiers have deteriorated physically and psychologically in the intervening years.

The Obama administration, faced today with a new war in both Iraq and Syria as a result of years of conflict avoidance, does not dispute that they did not take full advantage of the resources at their disposal in 2011 – 2012.

Obama administration officials disputed the idea that the defectors in Camp Apaydin represented a “huge opportunity” missed, citing divisions among them. The men sparred over who should take the lead and sent mixed messages about their willingness to return to Syria, according to the officials, who said they wouldn’t have been a perfect solution even if mobilized.

“That said,” an administration official added, “there probably were people that we could have done more with earlier and faster.”

As time passed, even advocates within the Obama administration for arming and training Syrian rebels began to doubt whether the defectors in Turkey had a major role to play. They were less essential and relevant than rebel commanders inside Syria who were proving themselves in battle, said Robert Ford, former ambassador to Syria.

Today, the viable moderate Syrian opposition has been all but wiped out.

The Financial Times reported that the Syrian moderate opposition, surrounded in the besieged and battle-scarred city of Aleppo, are uniting in one last effort to prevent that city from falling completely to Assad’s forces.

To Syrians in the opposition, Aleppo’s fate is a barometer of how a US-led intervention against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, known as Isis, will affect their struggle to end four decades of Assad family rule.

Aleppo is also a reminder of what their war used to be. More than two years ago, commanders such as Abu Hozeifa gathered impoverished young men from the countryside and stormed the city, hoping that taking Syria’s economic hub would bring down the regime.

They seized nearly half of their target before a barrage of government air strikes and rockets halted them and levelled entire neighborhoods. Terrified residents have flooded out of the city – in the Marjeh neighborhood, refugees say only 2,000 of its 40,000 residents remain.

The commanders still fighting for Aleppo are greyer now, their beards streaked with white. Any hope of capturing the city is a distant dream.

Today, Syria is a killing field in which Kurds, Islamist militias, anti-Assad rebels, and pro-government forces all struggle over small strips of land repeatedly won and lost. Entering into that toxic mix are coalition air forces. American military forces conducted 11 strikes in Syria over this last weekend alone, many of which were centered near the border city of Kobane where Kurdish fighters have reportedly pushed back Islamic State militants.

What could have been if only the administration had answered the demands placed on it by history and worked towards Assad’s ouster? How much American treasure, and quite possibly blood, will be spent in the coming years to neutralize the growing threat to Western interests incubating in that petri dish of extremism?

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WWIII – ISIL Sets its Sights on The Saudi Kingdom!

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L. A. Marzulli

The leadership of Islamic State (IS) has no intention of standing still.

In a 17-minute audio message, purportedly from its elusive leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the group sets its sights firmly on Saudi Arabia, birthplace of Islam and the world’s largest oil producer and exporter.

The speaker does not refer to it as Saudi Arabia, since this is a name derived from the ruling tribe, the al-Saud, whose authority IS does not accept.   Instead he calls it “the land of Haramayn”, the land of the two holy places, meaning Mecca and Medina.

iraqsyriaFullWhile the Lame-Stream American media focuses on the Distraction of the week i. e. Bill Cosby and his alleged sexual peccadilloes, ISIL—The Islamic State of Syria Iraq and the Levant—are gearing up to attack Saudi Arabia.  ISIL continues its bloody escapades as with this recent offering.

http://english.alarabiya.net/en/News/middle-east/2014/11/17/ISIS-kills-family-refusing-to-marry-off-daughter-Iraq.html

The body count rises and we focus on Bill Cosby.  Really?  This is nothing more than bread and circus and the public evisceration of Cosby, where the media plays judge and jury over what may be salacious allegations.  What ever happened to due process and the concept of being innocent until proven guilty?  But I digress….

Meanwhile ISIL executed another American and is now threatening to behead an American woman.

http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2014/11/17/386392/american-woman-is-next-isil-victim/

They will stop at nothing and their actions prove it.

SYrian executedISIL also executed 1500 Syrians over the weekend.  But remember the deadly EBOLA virus which has killed only two people in the states, is what the media demands we focus on and the remote possibility of Jeb Bush running for president!  Really?  Noooooo!  Not another Bush in the White house!

The media need to be held accountable for their lack of reporting the real news!

What will actually affect most Americans?  If Baghdad falls do gas prices rise?  If the Saudi Kingdom falls ISIL would control a good portion of the worlds oil and as we know, oil is the life-blood of the worlds economy.  This may be the most diabolically brilliant strategy to date, ISIL controlling a good portion of the world’s oil.

Take a good look at the picture to the left.  These are innocent men who are being killed in cold blood like the Nazi’s did in WWII.  This is the face of modern genocide/ISIL.

I find it interesting that the UN is silent, along with many European nations about the ongoing atrocities of ISIL, yet when Israel defended herself against the missile attacks by HAMAS, several months ago, you would have thought Israel were the new Nazi’s by the way the media protested and cried genocide.

As of this writing ISIL are only miles from Baghdad.  As I posted earlier, what happens when Baghdad falls?  Heck, what happens if the Saudi Kingdom gives way?

ISIL will not be stopped by conventional air strikes and thus boots on the ground are going to be necessary.

ISIL is eyeing Jerusalem.  I believe this is their end game and ties in with their original name of, The Islamic State of Syria Iraq and the Levant.  

The Levant includes all of Israel.

In closing todays post.

I believe we are looking at the Psalm 83 war, which Bill Salus has written two books about.  May I suggest you check out his site and procure a copy for yourself.

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Israel is surrounded by those who pose and existential threat to her.  In the North is Hezbollah.  They have re-armed and will not rest until Israel is destroyed.  In the south HAMAS is entrenched in Gaza, and they too will not rest until Israel is wiped off the face of the earth.  To the east is ISIL.  It’s a perfect storm and there is only one nation in the area that is capable of defeating all three groups and this is Israel.

At some point she will have to engage and cut the heads of the snakes.  It’s the only option she has.  She is being pushed into this as I believe the prophecies concerning her thousands of years ago are now coming to pass.

In closing todays post.  What was written will come to pass. What was foretold will unfold. L.A. Marzulli 2013

 

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The Bible is full of strange and supernatural events. But there is none stranger than the events of the sixth chapter of the Book of Genesis. Theologians have speculated and debated this bizarre passage of Scripture for thousands of years—and the debate rages on today hotter than ever! Best-selling author, L.A. Marzulli, lies at the root of this new paradigm, challenging the status quo of historical events and suggesting a cover-up of “gigantic” proportions.

His first book on the subject, On the Trail of the Nephilim, Volume 1, opened up the minds of people worldwide, stirring up a controversy that challenges the literal interpretation of Scripture and pushes the boundaries to the very edge. Traveling to Paracas, Peru, and other relatively-unknown places in South America, the author began to hunt for proof of a hybrid race of beings the Bible calls the “Nephilim.” His search left no stone unturned—public museums, private skull and skeleton collections, secret caves known only to locals, interviews with archaeologists and curators . . . what Marzulli discovered has turned the world upside down, upsetting a few Darwinian apple carts along the way. Once you have laid eyes on a gigantic Nephilim skull, your worldview may change.

To put it simply, Genesis 6 describes an event that would change history. The “sons of God,” or as some would call them, fallen angels, saw the “daughters of men” on the Earth. They left their first estate in heaven (Jude 1:6), took human wives for themselves, and produced a hybrid offspring! As strange as that sounds to us, the biblical account seems clear. It is further corroborated by other extra-biblical books like the writings of Jewish historian, Flavius Josephus, and the Book of Enoch. The Great Flood of Noah soon thereafter wiped out virtually all of humanity. God started over with eight people, wiping the corrupt “Nephilim seed” off of planet Earth.

L.A.’s skull-hunting adventures didn’t end with that first Paracas trip. His discoveries were ground-breaking, (pictures are worth a thousand words), but he knew there was much more to unearth. On the Trail Volume 2 is the permanent record of his return trip to Peru, complete with mummies, museums, caves, graveyards, gigantic skulls, skeletons and much more.

During the time between these two adventures. L.A. made another discovery, right in his own backyard! In the early years of the 20th century, excavations were conducted by an amateur archaeologist by the name of Ralph Glidden. It seems that Glidden was unearthing massive skeletons on Catalina Island, right off the coast of California, many well over 8 and 9 feet tall! Glidden’s private diaries were accidentally discovered and soon the author was on a plane, flying to Catalina Island, photographing Glidden’s proof-positive accounts—complete with pictures! Yes, skeletons of real giants! You will see these pictures and read about Glidden’s adventures from the 1920s and 30s, right here in On the Trail of the Nephilim Volume 2.

  • Skull with Dreadlocks
  • What I believe to be a atypical skull
  • Ralph Glidden - Computer Height Analysis
  • 8 Foot Skeleton - Computer Height Analysis
  • 8 Foot Skeleton - Computer Height Analysis
  • 8 Foot Skeleton - Computer Height Comparison
  • Six Fingered Hand!
  • Paracas Mummy showing vibrant Textiles
  • L. A. Marzulli holding the elongated skull
  • Elongated Skull at Camacho
  • Elongated Skull
  • 6 Fingered Skeleton

To put it simply, Genesis 6 describes an event that would change history. The “sons of God,” or as some would call them, fallen angels, saw the “daughters of men” on the Earth. They left their first estate in heaven (Jude 1:6), took human wives for themselves, and produced a hybrid offspring! As strange as that sounds to us, the biblical account seems clear. It is further corroborated by other extra-biblical books like the writings of Jewish historian, Flavius Josephus, and the Book of Enoch. The Great Flood of Noah soon thereafter wiped out virtually all of humanity. God started over with eight people, wiping the corrupt “Nephilim seed” off of planet Earth.

L.A.’s skull-hunting adventures didn’t end with that first Paracas trip. His discoveries were ground-breaking, (pictures are worth a thousand words), but he knew there was much more to unearth. On the Trail Volume 2 is the permanent record of his return trip to Peru, complete with mummies, museums, caves, graveyards, gigantic skulls, skeletons and much more.

During the time between these two adventures. L.A. made another discovery, right in his own backyard! In the early years of the 20th century, excavations were conducted by an amateur archaeologist by the name of Ralph Glidden. It seems that Glidden was unearthing massive skeletons on Catalina Island, right off the coast of California, many well over 8 and 9 feet tall! Glidden’s private diaries were accidentally discovered and soon the author was on a plane, flying to Catalina Island, photographing Glidden’s proof-positive accounts—complete with pictures! Yes, skeletons of real giants! You will see these pictures and read about Glidden’s adventures from the 1920s and 30s, right here in On the Trail of the Nephilim Volume 2.

 

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Massachusetts town pushes total ban on all tobacco, nicotene products

To say that the town of Westminster, Massachusetts is small doesn’t really do the word justice. Clocking in at barely 7,000 residents it isn’t exactly Gotham, but it is now the center of a debate over prohibition. This isn’t the usual ban on alcohol, but a proposed ban on the sale of any and all tobacco and nicotine products.

Residents of the small town of Westminster, Massachusetts, are fuming over a proposed ban on the sale of all tobacco products within town limits. A town meeting held Wednesday evening to discuss the proposal ended after barely 20 minutes when attendees refused to stop clapping and shouting.

A draft of the proposed ban, first released by the town’s Board of Health on October 27, says it would prohibit the sale of any tobacco or nicotine product whether it is intended to be “smoked, chewed, absorbed, dissolved, inhaled, snorted, sniffed, or ingested by any other means.” That includes, but is not limited to: cigarettes, cigars, little cigars, chewing tobacco, blunt wraps, pipe tobacco, snuff, or electronic versions of cigarettes, cigars, pipes, hookah, and any other products that vaporize tobacco, according to the proposal.

Can they do this? The answer to that is a resounding yes. Constitutionally mandated alcohol sales prohibition has been over since well before pretty much anyone reading this was born, and yet there are dry counties to be found in various parts of the country. I don’t know if it was ever successfully done for tobacco before, but I don’t see any precedent against such a law. There isn’t even a question of executive regulatory overreach here. Chairwoman Andrea Crete and the rest of the three person Board of Health are all elected officials, and if the citizens are upset enough about it, any ban instituted can surely be overturned after the next election.

I’m not exactly sure why this passes constitutional muster, except that perhaps selling some specific (and legal) item isn’t an assured right. If the item in question could be tied to some religious practice or if the act of selling could be framed as a form of speech, there might be an argument to be made, but for now that remains entirely hypothetical as far as I know.

But should they do it? There are plenty of arguments against it being expressed by the locals. Stopping sales in Westminster won’t change much of anything in terms of smoking rates. A look at the map shows that even if you live smack in the center of town you’ll only have to drive about two miles to the east into Gardner to buy your smokes. And that leads to the concerns of some local business owners.

Brian Vincent, owner of Vincent’s Country Store, said he was concerned about a loss of business. “We need to keep Westminster dollars being spent in Westminster, not going to the next town over,” he said…

Vincent said tobacco products account for about 6 percent of his sales, and his concern is not just about the loss of those sales, but other items people often buy when they are getting cigarettes, such as cold drinks, bags of chips, and lottery tickets.

He said that while tobacco products may be less than 10 percent of sales in grocery stores, they can account for one-third or more of total sales at convenience stores, industry analyses have shown.

Here’s a thought: all of the groups who are so opposed to fossil fuels and determined to lower carbon emissions should get together in their towns and ban the sale of gasoline, oil, propane for BBQ grills and the sale of electricity not generated entirely by wind or solar. Let’s see how that works out.

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Article source: http://hotair.com/archives/2014/11/16/massachusetts-town-pushes-total-ban-on-all-tobacco-nicotene-products/


Massachusetts town pushes total ban on all tobacco, nicotene products

To say that the town of Westminster, Massachusetts is small doesn’t really do the word justice. Clocking in at barely 7,000 residents it isn’t exactly Gotham, but it is now the center of a debate over prohibition. This isn’t the usual ban on alcohol, but a proposed ban on the sale of any and all tobacco and nicotine products.

Residents of the small town of Westminster, Massachusetts, are fuming over a proposed ban on the sale of all tobacco products within town limits. A town meeting held Wednesday evening to discuss the proposal ended after barely 20 minutes when attendees refused to stop clapping and shouting.

A draft of the proposed ban, first released by the town’s Board of Health on October 27, says it would prohibit the sale of any tobacco or nicotine product whether it is intended to be “smoked, chewed, absorbed, dissolved, inhaled, snorted, sniffed, or ingested by any other means.” That includes, but is not limited to: cigarettes, cigars, little cigars, chewing tobacco, blunt wraps, pipe tobacco, snuff, or electronic versions of cigarettes, cigars, pipes, hookah, and any other products that vaporize tobacco, according to the proposal.

Can they do this? The answer to that is a resounding yes. Constitutionally mandated alcohol sales prohibition has been over since well before pretty much anyone reading this was born, and yet there are dry counties to be found in various parts of the country. I don’t know if it was ever successfully done for tobacco before, but I don’t see any precedent against such a law. There isn’t even a question of executive regulatory overreach here. Chairwoman Andrea Crete and the rest of the three person Board of Health are all elected officials, and if the citizens are upset enough about it, any ban instituted can surely be overturned after the next election.

I’m not exactly sure why this passes constitutional muster, except that perhaps selling some specific (and legal) item isn’t an assured right. If the item in question could be tied to some religious practice or if the act of selling could be framed as a form of speech, there might be an argument to be made, but for now that remains entirely hypothetical as far as I know.

But should they do it? There are plenty of arguments against it being expressed by the locals. Stopping sales in Westminster won’t change much of anything in terms of smoking rates. A look at the map shows that even if you live smack in the center of town you’ll only have to drive about two miles to the east into Gardner to buy your smokes. And that leads to the concerns of some local business owners.

Brian Vincent, owner of Vincent’s Country Store, said he was concerned about a loss of business. “We need to keep Westminster dollars being spent in Westminster, not going to the next town over,” he said…

Vincent said tobacco products account for about 6 percent of his sales, and his concern is not just about the loss of those sales, but other items people often buy when they are getting cigarettes, such as cold drinks, bags of chips, and lottery tickets.

He said that while tobacco products may be less than 10 percent of sales in grocery stores, they can account for one-third or more of total sales at convenience stores, industry analyses have shown.

Here’s a thought: all of the groups who are so opposed to fossil fuels and determined to lower carbon emissions should get together in their towns and ban the sale of gasoline, oil, propane for BBQ grills and the sale of electricity not generated entirely by wind or solar. Let’s see how that works out.

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Article source: http://hotair.com/archives/2014/11/16/massachusetts-town-pushes-total-ban-on-all-tobacco-nicotene-products/


ISIS takes aim at America’s unsavory ally, Saudi Arabia

“The crimes committed by ISIS in Syria and Iraq are immense and repulsive,” a controversial discussion on the CBC began. “But while the world condemns ISIS, not so far away a nation routinely punishes its criminals in a similar way. And sometimes the punishment is for acts most people in the West wouldn’t even consider crimes.”

Flagged by Zero Hedge, Newsweek’s Middle East editor Janine Di Giovanni recently joined the CBC from Paris where she discussed the Saudi Kingdom’s policy of lopping off heads in public with swords over relatively minor violations of Saudi law. In the opening week of August, Saudi Arabia sometimes carried out multiple executions per day.

“Charges have included murder, drug smuggling, and sorcery,” Al Jazeera reported.

The CBC asked why the West’s revulsion over ISIS’s murders by beheading has galvanized the international community to action against the abominable Islamic State, but the same response has not resulted from the Saudi Kingdom’s similar affronts to human dignity.

The moral conundrum presented by supporting the Saudis while condemning ISIS for similar activities is one the West could afforded to ignore, but that time may soon be coming to an end. In a 17-minute audio message purportedly from Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi revealed that his organization plans to target the Saudi monarchy next.

Calling it “the land of Haramayn” in his address, or the land of two holy places (the cities of Mecca and Medina), al-Baghdadi listed the targets inside Saudi Arabia his organization planned to attack. Among the first individuals ISIS plans to go after in that country are the minority Shia, a move consistent with the sectarian violence in which the Sunni militant organization has been engaged in Syria and Iraq for months.

Via the BBC:

Saudi officials have long been warning that their country is the primary target of IS.

Having declared itself a caliphate this summer, it was inevitable that sooner or later the group would turn its attention to the largest and most important country in the region.

Saudi Arabia’s supreme religious authority, the grand mufti, has branded IS as the “greatest enemy of Islam”.

A recent op-ed written in the New York Times by Saudis close to the government said: “Saudi Arabia is the only authority in the region with the power and legitimacy to bring IS down.”

Many blame Saudi authorities for the rise of ISIS, because the organization received much of its early funding from pro-Wahhabism individuals inside the Saudi Kingdom. “More than 2,000 Saudi nationals are estimated to have joined the ranks of IS, bringing with them an extreme brand of ‘takfiri’ ideology that views large portions of the population with suspicion and intolerance,” BBC revealed.

Saudi Arabia is no stranger to Islamist terrorism, and there is every reason to believe the state can defend itself against ISIS. America’s political and economic ties with Saudi Arabia remain strong, and Washington would certainly support its military and trade partner despite its decreased reliance on foreign oil as domestic production accelerates.

If the Islamic State does manage to export terrorism to Saudi Arabia, America will have to confront a nasty ethical challenge: Backing one pro-Sunni, medieval, pro-beheading Arabian proto-state against another.

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Article source: http://hotair.com/archives/2014/11/16/isis-takes-aim-at-americas-unsavory-ally-saudi-arabia/


ISIS takes aim at America’s unsavory ally, Saudi Arabia

“The crimes committed by ISIS in Syria and Iraq are immense and repulsive,” a controversial discussion on the CBC began. “But while the world condemns ISIS, not so far away a nation routinely punishes its criminals in a similar way. And sometimes the punishment is for acts most people in the West wouldn’t even consider crimes.”

Flagged by Zero Hedge, Newsweek’s Middle East editor Janine Di Giovanni recently joined the CBC from Paris where she discussed the Saudi Kingdom’s policy of lopping off heads in public with swords over relatively minor violations of Saudi law. In the opening week of August, Saudi Arabia sometimes carried out multiple executions per day.

“Charges have included murder, drug smuggling, and sorcery,” Al Jazeera reported.

The CBC asked why the West’s revulsion over ISIS’s murders by beheading has galvanized the international community to action against the abominable Islamic State, but the same response has not resulted from the Saudi Kingdom’s similar affronts to human dignity.

The moral conundrum presented by supporting the Saudis while condemning ISIS for similar activities is one the West could afforded to ignore, but that time may soon be coming to an end. In a 17-minute audio message purportedly from Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi revealed that his organization plans to target the Saudi monarchy next.

Calling it “the land of Haramayn” in his address, or the land of two holy places (the cities of Mecca and Medina), al-Baghdadi listed the targets inside Saudi Arabia his organization planned to attack. Among the first individuals ISIS plans to go after in that country are the minority Shia, a move consistent with the sectarian violence in which the Sunni militant organization has been engaged in Syria and Iraq for months.

Via the BBC:

Saudi officials have long been warning that their country is the primary target of IS.

Having declared itself a caliphate this summer, it was inevitable that sooner or later the group would turn its attention to the largest and most important country in the region.

Saudi Arabia’s supreme religious authority, the grand mufti, has branded IS as the “greatest enemy of Islam”.

A recent op-ed written in the New York Times by Saudis close to the government said: “Saudi Arabia is the only authority in the region with the power and legitimacy to bring IS down.”

Many blame Saudi authorities for the rise of ISIS, because the organization received much of its early funding from pro-Wahhabism individuals inside the Saudi Kingdom. “More than 2,000 Saudi nationals are estimated to have joined the ranks of IS, bringing with them an extreme brand of ‘takfiri’ ideology that views large portions of the population with suspicion and intolerance,” BBC revealed.

Saudi Arabia is no stranger to Islamist terrorism, and there is every reason to believe the state can defend itself against ISIS. America’s political and economic ties with Saudi Arabia remain strong, and Washington would certainly support its military and trade partner despite its decreased reliance on foreign oil as domestic production accelerates.

If the Islamic State does manage to export terrorism to Saudi Arabia, America will have to confront a nasty ethical challenge: Backing one pro-Sunni, medieval, pro-beheading Arabian proto-state against another.

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Article source: http://hotair.com/archives/2014/11/16/isis-takes-aim-at-americas-unsavory-ally-saudi-arabia/


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